Facebook, SAMHSA and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline team up

January 19, 2012

In December 2011, Facebook, SAMHSA and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline teamed up to launch a suicide prevention tool on Facebook.

The new service enables Facebook users to report a suicidal comment they see posted by a friend to Facebook, using either the Report Suicidal Content link or the report links found throughout the site. The person who posted the suicidal comment will then immediately receive an e-mail from Facebook encouraging them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or to click on a link to begin a confidential chat session with a crisis worker.

Read the news release here.

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